Successful Acquisitions
A Proven Plan for Strategic Growth
By David Braun
Publisher: AMACOM
Final Release Date: April 2013
Pages: 256

Every company faces the inevitable challenge: stagnate or grow. One of the fastest ways for small- and mid-size companies to expand is through acquisition. Purchasing another company can seem daunting—but when done right, it can deliver outstanding rewards. Successful Acquisitions supplies the key information that business leaders need to know about finding and buying companies. Written by an M&A expert with more than $1 billion in transactions under his belt, the book’s practical and comprehensive approach integrates all the moving pieces into a logical step-by-step process that covers: • The art and science of researching companies • Building and balancing an acquisition team • Valuation tips that look beyond the obvious • The importance of “the seller’s equation” • Developing a negotiation platform • How to be tough and still protect the buyer-seller relationship • Guidelines for structuring an airtight deal • The letter of intent, due diligence, purchase agreement, funding, and other essentials • Bringing the deal to a timely close • A 100-day plan for making integration a success It’s all here. From building the foundation to growing the relationships to cementing the deal, Successful Acquisitions is a complete roadmap to buying companies and achieving proactive strategic growth.

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Very practical guide to M&A

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    Comments about oreilly Successful Acquisitions:

    The book outlines David Braun's "Roadmap to Acquisition" starting from the beginning of the process through integration. David Braun uses anecdotes and tools to illustrate many of his ideas. I found these stories particularly helpful for understanding the concepts presented in the book. Written in every day language, the book is easy to read and full of practical, actionable steps to take for those considering M&A. There are even example tools and templates throughout the book. For anyone (even first-time acquirers) looking to plan an acquisition or gain a practical understanding of M&A, Successful Acquisitions: A Proven Plan for Strategic Growth is the book for you.

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